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How to Cook Vegetables for Fajitas

Making great fajitas doesn’t just take quality chicken or beef. You also need the right veggies cooked well. When you cook vegetables for fajitas, you want to make sure that they’re flavorful and not overcooked or undercooked. The vegetables should add to the dish, enhancing the flavors and textures, and I’ll show you how to …

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How to Make Hot Water Cornbread

Have you ever eaten a slightly tough, crunchy cornbread and wondered what makes it so different from soft, fluffy traditional cornbread? You might have been enjoying what is known as hot water cornbread, and it’s a Southern United States staple that is popular throughout much of that region. What Is Hot Water Cornbread? This is …

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How to Make Molasses Bread – Original, Black Angus & Pumpkin Recipes

Do you like to mix a little sweetness into your meals to liven them up? Do you sometimes have dessert before your meal? Met too, which is why I want to tell you about delicious molasses bread. It’s very reminiscent of whole wheat bread but sweeter and not as healthy. What Is Molasses Bread? This …

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How to Make Fruit Puree: Strawberries, Peaches, Passionfruit & More

How do you take fresh or frozen fruit and turn it into ice cream bars, pie filling, topping and other uses? You’ll need to turn it into fruit puree first of all, and it’s a process that is more than just sticking fruit in the blender. Traditional fruit puree is made from fruit that has …

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How to Grind Meat: Blender, Food Processor & Grinder Methods

There are several ways you could grind meat, depending on what kind of equipment you have. I’ll show you a few methods for how to grind meat at home, using a food processor, a blender, or grinder. How to Grind Meat with a Grinder Probably the easiest way to grind your meat to make ground …

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How to Make Aioli: Siracha, Truffle, Chipotle, Pesto & More

Aioli used to be a sauce made entirely from garlic, mashed up finely, mixed with olive oil, and packed with flavor. These days, it’s a mayonnaise-based sauce with lots of garlic flavor. In fact, the word aioli is often used to describe almost any kind of flavored mayonnaise. But what is aioli sauce? It can …

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How to Make Porcupine Meatballs

What are porcupine meatballs? They are similar to regular meatballs, except that they are made with rice as well as traditional meatball ingredients. When the porcupine meatballs are cooked, sometimes the rice grains can stick out of the meatballs, making them look kind of like spines on a porcupine. You don’t have to worry about …

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